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News + Press
Bridge Collaborative Partners to Explore Potential Impact of Alternative Proteins.
With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, the Bridge Collaborative Secretariat organizations have recently launched a cross-sectoral project to assess the extent to which alternative proteins can play a meaningful role in supporting global nutrition in a more sustainable way than those produced through livestock.
Philanthropy Must Connect the Planet’s Health and Human Health.
Panorama CEO Gabrielle Fitzgerald and Heather Tallis, Bridge Collaborative Secretariat chair, share how stronger connections, collaboration on common goals and funding that spans both health and the environment are critical to making progress in both sectors.
New Report: The Philanthropic Funding Landscape for Integrating Health and Environment.
A new report, co-authored by Panorama and the Bridge Collaborative, assesses the landscape of global philanthropic donors for health and environment. We also provide tangible ways to work together with donors to unlock funding to tackle the complex challenges facing our world today.
Bridge Collaborative Founders to Assess Progress on Gulf Ecosystem Restoration.
A new grant from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will fund a project to assess progress on ecosystem restoration in the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Hear from two Bridge Collaborative Secretariat members, Lydia Olander and Heather Tallis, about their plans to work with experts and stakeholders to develop a common framework and set of indicators that unifies comprehensive reporting across sectors.
Global Alliance Releases New Tools to Guide Evidence-based Solutions Across Health, Development, and Environment.
The Bridge Collaborative announces our fall 2017 launch event and the release of our first resources for cross-sectoral action.
Cross-Sector Collaboration Is the Future of Sustainable Business.
The Bridge Collaborative Secretariat blogs about the importance of cross-sector collaboration for the private sector.
Events + Workshops
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
Roundtable: Accelerating Integrated Health and Environment Solutions
In September, the Bridge Collaborative and the United Nations Development Programme brought together more than 30 global leaders and experts in New York City to discuss the question: what steps can be taken to accelerate integrated actions for health and environment? Together, the group identified three steps for action, which will be critical to the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, JUNE 11-12, 2018
Roundtable: EAT Stockholm Food Forum
At the 2018 EAT Stockholm Food Forum, the Bridge Collaborative and EAT co-hosted a roundtable dialogue on expanding cross-sector funding opportunities. We brought together representatives from private, public and multi-lateral funding entities to identify actionable steps to accelerate investment in cross-sector solutions.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, OCTOBER 25-26, 2017
Bridge Collaborative Launch Event
At our fall 2017 global launch event, we gathered together with more than 150 researchers, practitioners and stakeholders from around the world for two days of inspiring dialogue on the value and power of collaboration across health, development and the environment. During this event, we formally launched the Bridge Collaborative and released two foundational reports. We also hosted the Bridge Spark Awards and announced our inaugural cohort of Bridge Spark Champions.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, OCTOBER 15-20, 2017
International Congress of Nutrition Conference
The Bridge Collaborative was represented at the 21st International Congress of Nutrition Conference “From Sciences to Nutrition Security” in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
NEW DELHI, INDIA, APRIL 26-27, 2017
Making Global Goals Local Business—India
Advisory Council member Nitin Desai represented the Bridge Collaborative at the United Nations (UN) Global Compact meeting “Making Global Goals Local Business—India.” His presentation, “Health is Everyone’s Business,” highlighted the challenge of air pollution in Delhi.This two-day event brought together over 300 local and global leaders from business, civil society, finance, Government and the UN to focus on opportunities to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, APRIL 20, 2017
Roundtable: From Shared Principles to Collective Impact
In a convening adjacent to the 2017 World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings, we hosted a leadership roundtable in Washington, DC, to discuss opportunities and challenges to break down silos among the health, development and environment communities.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, APRIL 10-12, 2017
Workshop: Finalizing a Prototype
During this interactive workshop, we met to finalize the content for the first version of our Practitioner’s Guide on cross-sector action planning and evidence evaluation—which we will apply, learn from and refine over time. We also presented our initial findings at the first in-person gathering of our Advisory Council.
DURHAM, NC, USA, JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Workshop: Full Collaborative Meeting
At our first full collaborative meeting, more than 100 of our members gathered together at Duke University. During this workshop, we established working groups to co-design principles and guidance for cross-sector action planning and evidence evaluation.
For People and the Planet.
Learn about the cross-cutting power and potential of clean cooking from one of our members: leading environmental health expert, Sumi Mehta.
Video courtesy of Sumi Mehta and the Clean Cooking Alliance.